Inmate Information and Posting Bail

If you need to obtain Bail Information including amount of bail, charges, detainees and/or an inmates’ commitment number please call the Inmate Information line at 908-527-4483.

Bail Bondsmen and/or any individual wanting to post bail should contact the Bail Office to schedule an appointment with the bail clerk by dialing (908) 527-4459. Please be sure to have the inmates’ commitment number when calling.

When posting bail at the Union County Jail you MUST have one of the following VALID forms of identification:

  • Photo Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Motor Vehicle ID

Acceptable forms of payment are Cash, Money Order or Certified check for the exact amount of the bail, made out to: Treasurer/State of NJ

Please note that if an inmate has multiple bails and/or detainers each amount must be paid separately.

A $50 filing fee is required for each Indictable bail. Bring EXACT CHANGE, we cannot make change.

During regular business hours, Monday through Friday, all Probation fines and domestic arrears must be paid at:

Union County Probation Office
1143-1145 E. Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

After normal business hours, on weekends and holidays they may be paid at the Union County Jail.

Bails are accepted at the Union County Jail 24 hours a day, 7 day per week.

Appointments are NOT necessary to pay a CASH bail at the Union County Jail but are recommended.

Bail Refunds are handled directly through the State and Municipal Courts. Please contact the Union County Superior Court, Finance Division – Bail Accounts for any question or inquiries 908-527 – 7029.